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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster

    I just came to worry about this rather old image again: (from the scan of Rookburgh Gazette) For quite long, I thought this was a zeppelin, popping out of the clouds, until I looked closer and noticed that it looks unlike any zeppelin/airship I've ever seen. Hooks or exhaust pipes at the end...
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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster

    I don't think the new entrance to Rookburgh/Hotel Charles Lindbergh will be a solid, opaque wall, but a steel-glass cathedral. Perhaps reminiscent of Cologne central station. With the F.L.Y. tracks still visible, as well as it's trains passing by.
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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster

    Talking about conspiracy theories: did you notice the symbol above the Rookburgh gate between Maus au Chocolat and guest service in Berlin? It looks like the freemasonic square-and-compass symbol, but also resembles pliers and nails. Charles Lindbergh was a freemason. Rookburgh might also...
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    Crazy Bats VR Coaster - Phantasialand

    In my opinion, when visiting for Crazy Bats, it's better to wait a few weeks, until the initial problems are solved. Except if you have a club card and can't lose an entrance fee. It is still immature, with occasional slow processing, downtimes, and frequent, broken auto-focus in the VR glasses...
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    Crazy Bats VR Coaster - Phantasialand

    Just what has been proposed in forums a million times, in now 18 years. Past tense anyway. I am waiting to know if VR riders will still see the station anymore, with the old airport tower, or if PHL do it like with Valerian in Europa Park, VR walk-on (I only know the video from there). Don't...
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    Crazy Bats VR Coaster - Phantasialand

    Maybe confusion... I thought to remember some time, that the Temple had a kind of illuminated christmas tree in the hall. Most likely a confusion with Höllenblitz, a mobile dark coaster operating at funfairs (and an actual example how the Temple could have looked better).
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    Crazy Bats VR Coaster - Phantasialand

    The non-VR ride is going to be in complete darkness, just like the temple before. No physical theming during the ride. A bit disappointing, and it seems they have fundamental problems to add any theming in the hall - even if they wanted to restore Space Center, they couldn't. I didn't expect a...
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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster

    Overall, Phantasialand have been lucky with their Vekomas, or managed to get good quality. Temple of the Night Hawk/Crazy Bats/Space Center is smooth, and Colorado Adventure is also good to ride, perhaps except for the front car/locomotive (I hurt myself once there, and read similar from...
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    Crazy Bats VR Coaster - Phantasialand

    A temple theme would have fit great, if there had been one. But alone the building, futuristic style, made of corrugated metal sheets, was a problem. The outside queue looked quite acceptable, but once inside, it was a space facility spray-painted in dirty green, stripped of most decorations. As...
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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster

    I noticed on Friday afternoon, when looking through the upper right peephole at the model, which has been marked with a red arrow some time ago, that there are huge letters "Tor 2", "Gate 2", in the upper right background, behind the launcher and right of the wing symbols. Tor 1 is already known...
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    Crazy Bats VR Coaster - Phantasialand

    The outside has strongly progressed today, with an entrance sign, and hanging bats on a line. I think the blue-white Colors fit this futuristic hall much better, than the completely failed attempt to redesign it for the plant-woody-natural look of the Wuze area. Some compare the new look to the...
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